9920 36th Street
Lowell, MI 49331
Phone: (616) 293-5653

Welcome to K-9 Academy International!

K9 Academy International

Pick up time/ Drop off time:

Sun- Sat: 10-12 or 6- 8 pm

If you would like a different time please talk to the staff and we will try to find a time that will work. Thanks!

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We have German Shepherd puppies in Grand Rapids, MI 49546!



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Obedience for All Breeds

K9 Academy International's owner and training director Nino Islamcevic is the most-qualified trainer available in the state.  The training methods used at the academy were developed by Nino himself throughout his over twenty-year career, through which Nino has trained dogs for handicapped assistance, pet obedience, tracking, police K-9, personal protection, Schutzhund (which brought him to the World Championships) and more.  We offer group classes for basic dog obedience, personalized and private dog training consultations, in-home consultations for dogs in the West Michigan and Grand Rapids areas, and boarding training.

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We use operant conditioning training methods, with a strong emphasis on positive reinforcement.  Using a reward-based approach is the first step in dog training, and the fairest way to teach a dog a new task or behavior.  K9 Academy's techniques are unique and the most advanced, and we offer 'The Best Training for the Best Price!'

Our Dog training is guaranteed in writing.

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Boarding for Dogs

Our dog boarding kennel is serving Grand Rapids MI area. Each dog boarding kennel has a private 25-square-foot area, which is connected to a covered, outdoor area with 55 square feet.  That's much more space than the average dog boarding facility.  There's music for a home-like environment, and 10 acres of land for nature walks.  The front dog kennel area is heated or air-conditioned according to the seasons, and the back dog kennel area is closed in during the winter and the floors are heated.  at our dog boarding kennel Playtimes are in our secure, fenced-in yards, or in our indoor play room if required by weather.   Nino Islamcevic and his family live on-site, and are available for emergencies 24/7.

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Doggy Day Care in Grand Rapids MI also available !

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Dogs for Sale

We have excellent quality dogs for sale available! All up to date on vaccines, health checked and temperament tested. Dogs for sale are available with or without training. Imported, domestic or hand raised by Nino Islamcevic and vom Harisburg Kennels. We have Obedience trained dogs for sale, we have puppies for sale, puppies started in training for sale, trained family protection dogs for sale, trained companion dogs, etc.


Protection  K-9

K9 Academy offers customers well-bred and highly trained dogs to enhance your security and companionship. Our family protection dogs are safe and  have excellent temperaments!  Most of our dogs are imported from Europe, as well as our breeding bloodlines.
Protection dogs available as:  
 - Family protection dogs
 - Personal protection dogs
 - Business protection dogs
 - Guard dogs
 - Security dogs

Police K-9 Training

Police K-9 and security dogs available! Training available in tracking, obedience, narcotics, article search,  and building search, with Handler's Course. Maintenance for police K-9's and problem solving, with excellent service!
- Single Purpose K-9's Available
- Dual Purpose K-9's Available
- Green Young Dogs Available

We have some of the best K-9's imported from Europe!
Breeding program is also imported European bloodlines!

Video on our Police K9 and Personal Protection programs

Breeding Program

Vom Harisburg Kennels is the proud home of German shepherd stud dog Gittano Semper Wictor 5xVA1 !!! Gittano S.V. is available for stud to approved females!
We are very proud of all of our dogs, their bloodlines, and their intelligence, abilities, temperament, and structure.

Academy for Trainers

We have programs available for anyone who is interested in becoming a dog trainer or someone who wants to advance their knowledge. We look at each individual to create a program to fit their needs, and have one-on-one classes for more efficient learning.

Vom Harisburg Kennels is very proud of their top-quality German Shepherd puppies.  Their bloodlines are the best of any German Shepherd breeder you’ll find in the area.  Nino Islamcevic has been a conscientious and professional German Shepherd breeder for almost 20 years, and chooses only stable and healthy dogs for his breeding program, providing German Shepherd puppies with sound temperaments and good health.  Harisburg kennels has German Shepherd puppies for sale, as well as green or trained adult German Shepherds for sale.  Our kennels are located in west Michigan, and we offer worldwide shipping and delivery services.

Please consider K9 Academy International if you are looking for professional dog or pet training, behavior modification,  positive reinforcement, clicker training, GSD, or behavior shaping in Grand Rapids MI or West MI. Personal or family professional pet or dog trainer available for you!
Training for all breeds! Just to name few breeds; Labrador retrievers, Golden retrievers, German Shepherd Dog, Yorkshire Terrier, Shih Tzu, Bulldog, Poodle, Boxer, Rottweiller, mix breeds, rescued dogs, etc